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Re: Radical proposal: skip 3.4
- From: mec dot gnu at mindspring dot com (Michael Elizabeth Chastain)
- To: s dot bosscher at student dot tudelft dot nl
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 19:06:34 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Radical proposal: skip 3.4
Steven Bosscher wrote:
> Of course the major regressions are very serious. But regressions
> like 12978, 13376, 12835, 13577, 12267, and so on, are really minor,
> more like enhancement.
I strongly disagree with your priority assessment of 12267.
12267 makes C++ with stabs+ undebuggable. If gcc 3.4 ships and 12267 is
still present, I'm going to recommend that people with stabs+ platforms
either stay with gcc 3.3 or switch to dwarf-2, and propose language to
that effect for the gdb release notes. Some of them will choose to stay
with gcc 3.3 and that will make my life harder as a gdb tester.
Eric Christopher proposed removing C++ with stabs+ as a supported
feature. I am very interested in that, but Stage 3 might be too late
to drop features.
I am speaking for myself here, not for the gdb group.